The US State Department doesn’t rule out the imposition of additional sanctions against Russia
The US government reserves the right to determine the need to impose sanctions on additional individuals and legal entities in Russia, both for human rights violations and in the broader context of Russia’s malicious behavior.
This was stated during a briefing in Washington by US State Department spokesman Ned Price, Ukrinform reports.
“If we determine that it is in our interests to impose sanctions against other targets for human rights violations – whether in the Navalny case or in the broader context of Russia’s conduct – we should meet this threshold,” Price said.
He said this in response to a question whether Washington plans to impose sanctions on the participants in the list provided by the United States Anti-Corruption Foundation Alexei Navalny.
“And if it’s in our interest, I hope you’ll hear more about potential retaliatory steps,” said a representative of the US State Department.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expects that the EU will apply a new mechanism of sanctions to human rights violators in the occupied Crimea.